University of Illinois
Opternative was founded with a sincere belief that glasses and contact lens prescriptions should be accessible and affordable to everyone.
Anyone that wears glasses or contacts knows the frustration and inconvenience of getting a new prescription and purchasing vision correction. Appointments, time off work, waiting rooms, and hidden fees, this process and equipment has seen little innovation in the past 75 years.
There had to be a better way. We created Opternative.
The Opternative online eye exam is the most convenient way to get a prescription for contacts and glasses. With just a computer and smartphone, your exam can be taken from anywhere, anytime, and your doctor issued prescription can be used to shop everywhere.
Whether you have good insurance, bad insurance, or no insurance at all, Opternative can save you time and money on your next eye exam and prescription. At Opternative, we believe in a transparent exam process and flat pricing to educate and empower our patients. Our 99.6% satisfaction rating is a testament to how much our patients love the Opternative experience. Patients come first, it’s that simple.
Our mission is to help the world see and feel better. Eye exams for glasses and contact prescriptions are just the beginning. The potential for Opternative is much bigger than simply saving our patients time and money. We envision a world where technology enables patients and doctors to connect to make all aspects of vision care more convenient and accessible.
Questions? Get in touch. email@example.com
Come work with us! We're hiring!
Co-Founder / Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Steven Lee, O.D.
Co-Founder / Chief Science Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Technology Officer
University of Illinois
Harvard Medical School
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Previously: COO at Luxottica
Strategic Advisor, Leventhal Advisors
Previously: CEO at Recurve
Managing Director, 1347 Ventures
Previously: VP at Walgreens
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Opternative patents on its pioneering eye care technology. This will help Opternative bring next generation healthcare technology to patients everywhere. Read more here
175 N. Ada Street
Chicago, IL 60607